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jet the gerbil book

The Legend of Jet the Gerbil is the award-winning true story of a daredevil gerbil in peril and his human, a young boy named Michael, who goes on a fast-paced adventure to rescue him.


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The Author

Michael Keller

Michael is a senior executive and first-time children’s book author residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife Gina. He was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey, where Jet’s incredible adventure unfolded.

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The Illustrator

Patrizia Donaera

Patrizia Donaera is an illustrator who specializes in children's publishing and natural history illustration. She has illustrated more than 40 books and her experience is over 30 years. . .

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The Legend of Jet the Gerbil...

is the true story of an amazing pet gerbil and a young boy named Michael.  Michael and Jet are best friends and find lots of fun ways to play together.  Jet is big and strong and fast and brave.  He can do remarkable things.  Jet even teaches the house cat a lesson or two.  

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Preview the Book

Check out how the Legend of Jet the Gerbil begins

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Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Bronze Medal: Animals/Pets-Fiction


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Praise for The Legend of Jet the Gerbil



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A moving true story about the bond between children and their pets. The Legend of Jet the Gerbil brims with heart, hope and unexpected twists and turns that will delight parents and kids alike.

- Elizabeth Foy Larsen, co-author of the UNBORED series of family activity books.

The Legend of Jet the Gerbil

Shipping May 3rd 2021!


Available for single book, multi-book and bulk book orders. If interested in a reseller, bulk, or fundraising discount, please contact the author.

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